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1992

Horticulture

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G92-1084 Culture Of Cole Crops, Laurie Hodges, R.E. Neild Jan 1992

G92-1084 Culture Of Cole Crops, Laurie Hodges, R.E. Neild

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

How to grow successfully broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi.

Cole crops, which include broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi, can be successfully grown on most soils if drainage is good and the crop is supplied with adequate water and nutrients, particularly nitrogen. Light-textured soils usually produce earlier crops but heavier soils hold more moisture and tend to produce crops that hold quality longer at maturity.

Cole crops have shallow root systems. Inadequate moisture may cause small cauliflower heads to form prematurely. Rainfall or irrigation following a prolonged dry spell may cause splitting of cabbage and kohlrabi. Supplemental ...


G92-1123 Spinach And Swiss Chard, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

G92-1123 Spinach And Swiss Chard, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This is a guide to the growing, harvesting and use of spinach and swiss chard.

Spinach

Spinach is a cool season crop and belongs to the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), along with Swiss chard and beets. Spinach is low in calories. It is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and minerals, especially iron. After washing the leaves, cook them in a covered pan using only the water clinging to the leaves. After cooking, add salt and butter, vinegar, or mustard for added flavor. Spinach may be prepared in a souffle, creamed soup, or used raw in salads.

Swiss Chard ...


G92-1069 The Poinsettia, Jay Fitzgerald, Don Steinegger Jan 1992

G92-1069 The Poinsettia, Jay Fitzgerald, Don Steinegger

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Growing poinsettias so that they rebloom is easier if you understand and follow some basic horticultureicultural and pest management procedures.

Poinsettias are the most popular decorative plants for the Christmas and New Year holiday seasons. The newer cultivars often remain colorful until spring and do not have to be discarded when they finish blooming. Following a few basic principles can bring the plants back into full bloom.

The poinsettia Euphorbia pulcherrima is a native to the area around Taxco, Mexico, and was introduced to the United States by Joel R. Poinsett, the first United States ambassador to Mexico. Poinsettia or ...


G92-1121 Winter Deicing Agents For The Homeowner, Jay Fitzgerald, Donald E. Janssen Jan 1992

G92-1121 Winter Deicing Agents For The Homeowner, Jay Fitzgerald, Donald E. Janssen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Information on deicers and how they affect plants is covered here.

Slick sidewalks and roads are hazardous. Removing compacted snow and ice with shovels or snow blowers is not always an easy task. Deicers can help by "undercutting," or loosening the snow or ice because they lower the freezing point of water.

Do not use deicers to completely melt snow or ice, but to make their removal easier. Deicers melt down through the ice or snow to the hard surface, then spread out underneath. This undercuts and loosens the snow so shoveling and plowing can be done.


Nf92-82 Gypsy Moth, Mark Harrell, Frederick Baxendale Jan 1992

Nf92-82 Gypsy Moth, Mark Harrell, Frederick Baxendale

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses gypsy moths.


Nf92-108 Sources Of Information — Organic Or Sustainable Vegetable Production, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

Nf92-108 Sources Of Information — Organic Or Sustainable Vegetable Production, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is a list of companies, organizations and government offices that supply information for the gardener and small farmer who are looking at instituting organic or sustainable vegetable production.


Nf92-107 Resource List For Marketing Alternative Crops, Laurie Hodges Jan 1992

Nf92-107 Resource List For Marketing Alternative Crops, Laurie Hodges

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is a resource list of companies, organizations, and government offices who offer and supply information for helping the small farmer/gardener market their alternative crops.